Athletes Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids (ATLAS)

Blueprints approved

ATLAS is a drug prevention and health promotion programme. It is designed to stop substance use among adolescents aged 15-18 in school-sponsored athletics. It does this by educating them on the harms of anabolic steroid, alcohol, and other drug use and by promoting sports nutrition and exercise. It is integrated into team practice sessions and consists of a seven-session classroom curriculum and a seven-session weight room skill-training element.

Target group Adolescents aged 15 - 18
Focus of intervention
  • Individual and peer
Level of intervention
  • Universal prevention
Outcomes affected
  • Not using substances
Impact of intervention

*statistically significant at p<0.05

Figure(s) taken from Appendix A of this report.

Risk & protective factors targeted

Cost-benefit analysis

Source of benefits

Contact information

Centre for Health Promotion Research
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, CR110
Portland, OR 97201-3098


Local authorities running the intervention in the UK
  • None known at present

Please contact us if you are running this intervention in the UK.